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Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

This week’s topic is “Ten books you’d buy if someone handed you a fully-loaded gift card.” The topic is almost torturous; the situation is one I can only fantasize about. I mean, my friends and family are awesome when it comes to gifts but what I wouldn’t do for a fully loaded gift card. I’d walk into a bookstore and just empty the shelves into my basket. But since I’m limited to ten choices, here they are:

The G0ldfinch by Donna Tartt

I’ve read this book, and it wasn’t my favorite of Tartt’s works but it was one of the first literary fiction books that I flew through. The writing was beautiful, the characters were great and just look at that cover. I’d display it proudly on my shelves.

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With Malice by Eileen Cook

This is another one that I’ve read, but I don’t own a copy. I read and reviewed an eARC I obtained via Netgalley, but the cover is stunning and I loved the story so I’m just waiting to get my hands on a hard copy.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about this novel, and usually with adult books, I buy the eBook first. The physical copies are expensive and they take me longer to read as well, but I have a feeling I’ll love this book, so I’ll probably just go for the physical copy.

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

I don’t think I’ve heard a single bad thing about this novel, to be honest. And I think I’m going to stop repeating the “ooh the cover is so beautiful” thing right about now, because let’s be honest: most of these books are on the list because I’ve heard good things, and the cover is nothing short of beautiful.

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

I already own the Walled City by this author, and I know Wolf by Wolf is far more hyped and has better reviews, but I’m waiting to read the book I already own to get my hands on this. But I have a strong feeling that I’ll really enjoy this one since I’m a big fan of AU’s, and if someone gave me the money, I’d go out and buy it right now.

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I know this book is massive. I also know this book is depressing. And I also know that despite there being a person on the cover, this book is kind of beautiful. So a huge, beautiful, depressing book? Hell yes.

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Palahniuk is an author I’ve been wanting to get to for a couple of years – yes, years – now, but I’ve just never had the pleasure. I obviously want to start with his most renowned work. I know so many people who have this novel on their ‘favorites’ list, and since I haven’t seen the movie, I’m looking forward to being surprised.

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This book is freaking beautiful. But the only reason I haven’t bought it yet is because I have yet to read her the Darkest Minds series, even though I own the first book.

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Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins

The Christmas edition edited by Stephanie Perkins wasn’t my favorite book ever, but I greatly enjoyed the seasonal short stories by well-known authors. This edition has some of my auto-buy authors as contributors: Libba Bray and Leigh Bardugo being two.

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

I’m not even going to try and explain why this one is on the list. HAVE YOU SEEN THE COVER?! *swoons*

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That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! What are some of the books that you would immediately buy if you could? Let me know in the comments below; as always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 🙂

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  • Ola

    Awesome list, I owned three if the books from your list. And The Goldfinch I borrowed from the library, and this is a great GREAT book!

    • Ola

      Also, since reading this novel I bought all the other books by Tartt so maybe I’d buy this one to complete my collection ☺

  • Read The Darkest Minds, Aimal! You must. 😀 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August has such an interesting cover. I’ll have to look into that one.

  • The Passenger has such a beautiful cover. I would get Goldfinch with a gift card too. I have the ebook but I am yet to read it. I have seen so many mixed reviews about the books which have made me hesitant to read it but I will give it a try someday.With Malice also looks pretty good. Great picks.

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  • Lovely list, I still want to read most of these. Passenger especially, but I have hard so many mixed reviews that I am not sure, if it isn’t just a mediocre book. 🙁

  • I loved Passenger! I also have yet to read the Darkest Minds trilogy! And Wolf by Wolf has such an interesting concept! Great list! If I only had the money…

  • I doubt I could even pick ten! I want ALL the books! Lol great post yet again!

  • I seriously want all of the books on your list, especially Station Eleven. I’ve been dying to read it for AGES! The Goldfinch is such an engrossing, dark read. Tartt is a masterful writer!

  • I would purchase all of the expensive books on my tbr.
    I’d probably purchase:
    1. The Walking Dead Compendium 3 (it’s so expensive)
    2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (expensive as well, but not as bad)
    3. The entire Harry Potter series in either hardcover or that cool edition where the spines make Hogwarts
    4. The Infernal Devices (older covers, which I can’t seem to find anywhere)
    5. The Mistborn Series (the books are so long which makes them really expensive)
    6. Vampire Academy series (it’s a long series so it’s obviously expensive for them all)
    7. Go Set a Watchman (its pretty expensive for such a thin book)
    8. The Shadowhunters Codex
    9. The rest of the Shadow and Bone trilogy
    10. The rest of the Grisha trilogy

  • With Malice seems to be everywhere, I need to check it out. Great list!

  • Wolf by Wolf was amazing and the second book cannot come sooner. It’s such a fast paced and intense read and the alternate universe is kind of scary because technically we could have ended up living in that sort of world.

  • Bri

    Oh you’ll love Fight Club. I also really like Invisible Monsters and the cover of that one is fantastic. Great List!

  • I’ve wanted to read Summer Days and Summer Nights since it’s release, but I’ve never gotten around to it. I love how it’s filled with stories from so many amazing authors. Also, the fact that it’s edited by Stephanie Perkins is a big plus. Great picks!

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  • Station Eleven and The Bone Clocks are both amazing books! I adore anything written by David Mitchell especially. Great choices!

  • I own a copy of A Little Life but I’ve been too intimidated to start reading it because of its size. I’ve read a few chapters in winter but was busy with school back then and couldn’t get back to it since!

  • I haven’t read Fight Club, but my BFF did and loved it. I should add it to my TBR. It’s a great one to have on this list. 🙂

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  • Words cannot rightly express how much I love Wolf By Wolf. I read it earlier in the year and then at the end of June I reread it and I’m still thinking of picking it up again before the sequel comes out. Passenger was a let down for me, though I haven’t been a big Alezandra Bracken fan. I really liked her debut Brightly Woven though. Great list!

  • Great picks for this week!
    I’ve read both The Walled City and Wolf by Wolf and I think, even though Wolf by Wolf is a lot more hyped up I do think it was a lot better as well so I really hope you enjoy it too.
    Also I really loved Passenger, it’s one of my favourite books of this year so far, and the cover for The Bone Clocks is beyond gorgeous. I’ve seen adverts for it around but never really picked it up, I feel that’s definitely going to need to change soon! 😀

  • I liked Passenger a lot. Though I was confused in the beginning for awhile. I’ll admit that. Lol.

  • I recently read With Malice and it was honestly so amazing! It’s definitely one that you want on your shelf!
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  • I just bought the Goldfinch and Station Eleven. As always great list.

  • Great list! Passenger also made my list, as I just love the idea of time travel on a ship, and I also have yet to read The Darkest Minds. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is also one that sounds super interesting and that I’ve been wanting to give a go for a while now 🙂

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  • I just got With Malice and I can’t wait to read it. I plan to this month and I am stoked! Great list!

  • Ohhhh, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I think PeruseProject talked about it a while back. It sounds very interesting.

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